OneDrive Explorer green checkmarks missing

  1. Posts : 193
    Windows 10

    OneDrive Explorer green checkmarks missing

    The green check mark overlay icons for OneDrive Explorer folders are missing. Below, how they should look...

    OneDrive has been uninstalled and reinstalled. The PC has been rebooted. Sync is working fine.

    There are no folders for OneDrive (or any other app) listed under this registry key...

    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdent ifiers
    (On another PC there are seven OneDrive folders shown under that key, and two additional folders.)

    How can the overlay check marks be restored?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails OneDrive Explorer green checkmarks  missing-icons.jpg  
    Last edited by borgus; 19 Apr 2019 at 20:08.
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  2. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,169
    Mac OS Catalina

    They show when the offline folder syncs with the cloud folder.
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  3. Posts : 193
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    They show when the offline folder syncs with the cloud folder.
    Yup, that's the theory, but not the reality. Sync is working, just not the green check mark overlays. Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 95
    Windows 10

    This happens to me at times and its not due to other programs stealing the ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers limited slots.

    The fix.


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers\ OneDrive1]@="{BBACC218-34EA-4666-9D7A-C78F2274A524}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers\ OneDrive2]@="{5AB7172C-9C11-405C-8DD5-AF20F3606282}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers\ OneDrive3]@="{A78ED123-AB77-406B-9962-2A5D9D2F7F30}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers\ OneDrive4]@="{F241C880-6982-4CE5-8CF7-7085BA96DA5A}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers\ OneDrive5]@="{A0396A93-DC06-4AEF-BEE9-95FFCCAEF20E}"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers\ OneDrive6]@="{9AA2F32D-362A-42D9-9328-24A483E2CCC3}"


    Copy/Paste ALL the above (inside the double-lines not including them) into Notepad and SAVE as ANY-NAME-YOU-LIKE.REG
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  5. Posts : 95
    Windows 10

    I have to fix this all the time including right now, not sure why it happens.
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